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MPAS, Peckham Host 4th Candidate Forum

Candidates running for elected statewide office, and in Ingham and Clinton County, provided information and answered questions at the Peckham facility on Capital City Boulevard in Lansing on October 23, 2014. The event was cosponsored by Peckham and Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS).

The event began with an informal “meet and greet” that was followed by an introduction of the candidates and a question and answer session. After welcoming words by Peckham Executive Director Mitchell Tomlinson and MPAS Executive Director Elmer L. Cerano, candidates briefly spoke about themselves, why they were pursuing elected office, and what initiatives they would pursue if elected.

Candidates or campaign representatives attending the forum were:

Mary Buzuma, Governor

Gary Peters, U.S. Senate

Terri Lynn Land, U.S. Senate

Jim Casha, U.S. Representative, 8th District

Jeff Holmes, U.S. Representative, 4th District

Tom Cochran, MI House of Representatives, 67th District

Andy Schor, MI House of Representatives, 68th District

Sam Singh, MI House of Representatives, 69th District

Sherry A. Wells, State Board of Education

Election Day is Nov. 4, 2014. Voting is at the heart of the democratic process, yet unfortunately, people with disabilities are severely underrepresented at the polls.  MPAS and Peckham support the development of policies which would act to increase the participation of people with disabilities in the electoral process.

PHOTO: Peckham Executive Director Mitchell Tomlinson introduces the candidates to employees at Peckham. Peckham is a vocational rehabilitation program that provides job training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.


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October 24, 2014